All the States Parties have signed and ratified Protocol No. 15 to the Convention and it will enter into force on 1 August 2021. According to Articles 4 and 8 of Protocol No. 15, from 01 February 2022 the applicants will have only four months to lodge their complaints with the European Court of Human Rights after the exhaustion of domestic remedies at the national level.
An amended version of Rule 47 of the Rules of Court, which sets out the conditions for applying to the Court and for lodging a complete and valid application, came into force on 1 January 2016.